New site for affordable homes identified

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A site has now been chosen as part of a plan to build more affordable homes in Coverack.

Early last year a joint project was set up between St Keverne Parish Council and Cornwall Council, after a report found that a total of 67 people with a connection to the parish had applied to the Homechoice housing register for an affordable home, either to rent or buy.

Cornwall Council compiled a list of 14 sites in and around Coverack that might have potential for local needs housing to be build on them.

Now the council has said that “site one”, which is at the top of the village above Penwartha, received the greatest level of support and would be taken forward.

On the updated Coverack Local Need Affordable Housing page of the council’s website a statement reads: “The landowner of the most favoured site has come forward with a pre-application planning enquiry.

“As a result, it is unlikely that any of the other sites will be considered further at this time.”

If the in-principle proposals are found to be suitable, it is expected that the landowner will then submit a planning application that members of the public will be able to have a say on.

Coverack-based designer and architect Tim Pickett told parish councillors last week that he had and there was “work in progress” regarding the preferred site.

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